Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Fenced" In Mirror {Master Bedroom}

HEY!  Know what?
This ugly mirror that just got tranformed into a beauty was the LAST - I repeat - THE LAST - thing
I've been wanting to do before I actually showed this whole master bedroom redo to you.

Good thing my Daddy-o came for Tori's birthday party.
While mom and I decorated the chalkboard menu and dipped pretzels,  
He did this for me.
All I did was remove the old frame, and point him to the mildewy pile of boards that used to be our fence.

Yes, I'm his mother and I know my little baby boy was one of the most hilarious looking babies of all times!  No need to hide that look from me!  
Like seriously, one time I'm in the mall with him and this punk rocker kid comes up to me and says "Dude, like sweet mohawk".
We took that fence down a few years ago and now all those weeds?  Niiiice green grass.  Well, in a month or so it should be again.  Okay fine, so it's nice green weeds mixed with a little grass.  This post was so not about that - on with it!
There wasn't a whole lot of white paint left on the boards after laying in the weeds for three years, but there certainly was more than the finished look - Dad kind of went crazy with the scrub brush.  Ah well, after the initial shock of the chippy white paint having mostly vanished, I actually like the look.
The rectangle frame and other jazz I had looked super out of place so I went on a hunt in my house for something round.  I found this in my basement.  Pretty sure I picked it up at a garage sale for a buck.  I painted it aqua, the same aqua that I did my chair and antique dresser in.

This also might be one of the first peeks at our new flooring.  That post is still in the future.  Cuz if you think you can't afford new flooring... well I might just have to make you think again!

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So whaddya think?  A little too rustic for ya? 
 Or you like yourself a little rustic raw wood?
I can already hear my Father and Mother-In-Law, "So.... you still have to paint it, right?" :)
Linking up HERE and here:

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  1. Wow!! I love the mirror! And the whole post was entertaining ;) Your room is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  2. Love it! It looks so much better!

  3. Looks great!I like how it turned out.

  4. I love it, Kammy! Your Dad did a great job on the frame.

  5. Love it!! I am headed to Lowe's right now to see how I can fake old fence wood and a cheapo mirror! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I'm a weathered wood sort of gal so I like it. And the baby too.


  7. I love the rustic look. Its a great accent piece for the room...which is terrific by the way!

  8. I love it!!

  9. Love the mirror!!! I really enjoyed reading your post today - just made me smile!!!

  10. Hi Kammy - I just found you last night and I thought I'd stop in and say Hi. :-) I really LOVE your room - the mirror is awesome, more paint would ruin it, LOL! I am a huge fan of aqua colors and your room looks peaceful and inviting.

  11. I think the mirror looks great. If your Dad had left more paint on it, it would have just blended into the wall. Tell him he did good! And that baby?? Too CUTE!

  12. It is so perfect! It adds the right amount of chippy rustic ness and the size is just right! Love it :)

  13. I think it looks fabulous just the way it is! I love rustic, and the round turquoise thingy (medallion?) looks perfect beside it. The rooms' looking good! Can't wait for the floor post.
    Debbie :)

  14. Ahhh Men...my husband would say that too! and I love it too. looks great. I can't wait to see your post with the floors because my carpet needs to come up in my room and it's cement underneath! I hate hate hate my carpet right now.

  15. Kammy~WaY cOOl!

  16. I love it raw! And that round piece is gorgeous painted blue. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!


  17. I love the mirror surround. I think it has just enough chippy goodness.

  18. The mirror looks great....as is....no painting needed. Good job. What a nice Dad :)

  19. Hurry up with the flooring post! I'm looking forward to hear what you have to say! :)

  20. Love it! Back in the days when I had a country theme, I was using a kettle that was speckled gray (a collector item) for a cookie jar. When my mother-in law saw it, she said "If I knew you needed a cookie jar that bad, I would have bought you one"! LOL

  21. Fantastic re-do on that mirror! Cheapo full length mirrors are awesome! I bought one when I was staging my dad's condo to put in the entry way horizontally:

    If I was keeping the place I would have made the frame nicer too, and put a shelf ledge under the mirror!

  22. Great idea Kammy. It looks beautiful as does your room :)

    We've been members of your blog for awhile and would love it if you would join us!

    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

  23. Love this mirror! I've been wanting to make one for a long time. :)
    catching you!

  24. Love, love this vignette. The worn wood makes the mirror look like a Pottery Barn find, juxtaposed with fresh white and aqua blues, so perfect.

  25. Amazing- what a transformation with just a few pieces of old wood. I have one of those plain mirrors hiding behind my bedroom door....hmmm! ;) BTW, new here, love your blog!


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